Fender Telecaster Thinline

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About Fender Telecaster Thinline

The Fender Telecaster Thinline is a popular range of semi-hollow Telecaster electric guitars. Telecasters are normally solid body guitars. These thinline models have semi-hollow bodies, solid centre blocks and have an f-hole on the body. There are a few different models available, based on historical models from the 60s and 70s.

Fender Thinline Telecasters are available with both single coil and humbucking pickups. The sound they offer is similar to a regular Tele sound but often with a slightly softer, sweeter tone. They are very popular with Indie and Blues musicians.

Fender make Thinline Telecasters in almost all of their sub sections. This means you'll be able to find them as Squier, Fender Mexico, Fender USA and Fender Custom Shop instruments.

As a major UK Fender dealer and Fender Custom Shop dealer, we have access to the best selection of these guitars. Visit any of our stores to try them out.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fender Telecaster Thinline

Question: What type of pickups are on the Fender '72 Thinline Telecaster?
The pickups on the 1972 reissue Thinline Telecaster are Wide Range humbuckers. Wide Range humbuckers are a little different to regular humbuckers. They are a little more like hybrid single coil/humbucker pickups. They were designed by renowned pickup guru Seth Lover to have a sound that is somewhere between a single coil and a true humbucker. In terms of operation, however, they function in a manner that 'bucks' the hum.
Question: Are Thinline Telecasters more prone to feedback?
In our experience, not really. The body of Thinline Telecasters aren't any bigger than normal Telecasters, so the hollow part of the body is relatively small. Very high gain levels may cause problems. We'd suggest using a different guitar for particularly heavy sounds!